Nursing Application & Requirements

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Nursing Application & Requirements

The Nursing program is competitive and there are prerequisites and application requirements.  Click here to review the Nursing Admission Checklist. Students who have met all items on the Nursing Checklist should complete the Online Nursing Application and submit the Nursing Checklist with associated paperwork to the Admissions Office.  Please mail your completed checklist and supporting documentation to Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Attn:  Kathleen Romano, 2805 State Hwy. 67, Johnstown, NY  12095. 

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2015.

The application deadline for Spring (Advanced Placement OR Nursing Transfer Student) was August 1, 2014.

The application deadline for Fall is January 9, 2015.

Students who do not fulfill all items listed on the checklist are encouraged to begin work on the prerequisite requirements by applying for the Health Studies program using the General Application for admission.

Applicants who have not completed pre-requisites by the application deadline will not be reviewed.  Incomplete Applications will not be processed.

PRE-REQUISITES AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NURSING PROGRAM

  • Proof of graduation from high school or GED
  •  Completion of FM’s Compass Assessment Test in math with placement at MAT 040 level, reading, and writing with placement at ENG 103 level, unless waived by the Dean of Academic Affairs or Associate Dean for Enrollment Management.
  •  Successful completion of the following
  • High school Integrated Algebra or its equivalent within the last five years with a grade of “C” or above, or college MAT 040 Elementary Algebra with a grade of “C” or above, or course equivalency.
  • High school Regents Biology within last five years with a grade of “B” or above and Regents exam score of 80% or above or college level biology with a grade of “B” or better (SCI 135 Introductory to Biology-Molecules/Cells, SCI 136 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology or SCI 137 Human Biology), or course equivalency
  • High school Regents Chemistry within last five years with a grade of “B” or above and Regents exam score of 80% or above or college level Chemistry with a grade of “B-” or above (SCI 170 Introductory Chemistry I), or course equivalency.
  •  A minimum current high school average of 85% or college GPA of 2.8 is required to be considered for admission.
  •  Completion of all recommended skills remediation in identified areas.

Students accepted to the Nursing Program must submit proof of American Heart Association adult and pediatric CPR certification and Health form prior to the start of the Nursing Program.

The Licensed Practical Nurse Applicant Advanced Placement Credit:

  • The individual must have met the same pre-requisites for entrance as the general admit student outlined above.
  • The individual must hold a current New York State License for Practical Nurses.
  • If a graduate of the HFM Counties BOCES Practical Nursing Program, the individual must have attained an average of 85% or higher.  Transcripts from other programs will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Completion of 4 credits of college level Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 181) with a minimal grade of “C” course must be no more than seven years old and 3 credits of General Psychology (PSY 101) with a minimal grade of “C” before entrance to NUR 106.

Accepted Students must successfully complete Nursing Process (1 institutional non-degree credit) Course offered at Fulton-Montgomery Community College before admittance into NUR 106.  This is a prerequisite for his/her entrance into NUR 106.  This course will be offered in the January term.

Final decisions as to granting prior FM credits, transfer credits, or equivalencies will be made by the Dean of Academic Affairs in consultation with the Nursing Selection Committee.

 

Co-requisites for NUR 105

Concurrent registration in, or prior completion of 4 credits of Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 181) (with a grade of “C” or above and not more than 7 years old) and 3 credits of General Psychology (PSY 101) (with a grade of “C” or above)

Co-requisites for NUR 106

Concurrent registration in, or prior completion of 4 credits of Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 182) (with a grade of “C” or above and not more than 7 years old) and 3 credits of Developmental Psychology (PSY 200) (with a grade of “C” or above)

Granting of Prior FM Credit or Transfer Credit

  • The individual must have met the same pre-requisites for entrance as the general admit student outlined above.
  • Transfer students from other collegiate nursing programs are evaluated on an individual basis.  Transfer students must submit a written request to the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management specifically identifying factors that will improve performance and enhance success.
  • Prior FM credit or transfer credit will not be granted for college level Anatomy & Physiology I & II, and Microbiology if the courses are more than seven years old. 
  • Pharmacology must be taken after completion of NUR 105 and NUR 106 and within 12 months of graduation. 
  • A student must obtain a minimal grade of “C” in Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology Courses to be eligible for advancement to the next level nursing course.
  • Ordinarily, transfer credit will not be granted for Nursing Science courses.  Since college nursing courses are not standardized as to content for each semester, each candidate’s records must be examined individually.  Typically transfer credit will only be given for Nursing Science I.
  •  Final decisions as to prior FM or transfer credits will be made by the Dean of Academic Affairs in consultation with the Nursing Selection Committee.

Readmission Applicants:

In addition to the Online Nursing Application, a student seeking readmission due to academic or clinical failure must submit a written request to the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management specifically identifying factors that will improve performance and enhance success. Readmission students must provide one new professional letter of recommendation.  The Nursing Selection Committee will review the request. Click here to review the Readmission Policy.

Students who are admitted or readmitted should complete all requirements within a four-year period.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Nursing Reference Form (One professional recommendation is required)

  • H.S. New Vision students>New Vision Instructor
  • Other High School Students>Science Instructor
  • Adult Student>Current Employer/Instructor (within last 5 years)

Personal friend/relative is not acceptable.

Nursing Supplemental Questionnaire (Required)

Nursing Students Requesting Accommodations (Informational)